The group has invested many efforts in
acquiring proper equipment to carry out its research, in particular for
material fabrication and property evaluation (mechanical, thermal
Hence, we have :
- Equipment for powder processing and forming: freeze dryer, rheometer, viscosimeter, ultrasonicators, rotovapor, ball miller, robocasting (direct ink writing), 3D printer for polymers, extruder.
- Coating techniques: flame spraying from powders and wires with Accuraspray diagnosis system for determining temperature and velocity of in-fly particles, air-brush for slurries.
- Special furnaces: hot press, controlled atmosphere furnace, high vacuum joining furnace.
- Specimen preparation: automated precision cutting machines, CF4/O2 plasma etcher.
- Properties and characterization: instrumented microindentation, universal testing machine for compression tests,rugosimeter, infrared camera.